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Chuck Spelman Joins Hahn Family Wines as Vice President of Sales


Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir pioneer adds veteran sales manager to accelerate growth of luxury wine portfolio

Soledad, Calif. — March 1, 2017 — Hahn Family Wines, a Santa Lucia Highlands-based producer of luxury and super-premium wines, has appointed Chuck Spelman as vice president of sales. In this role, Spelman will lead Hahn Family Wine’s sales team, manage distributor relations and execute sales strategy.

Spelman has more than 30 years of wine and beverage industry experience. Most recently, he was the global sales manager at Mt. Beautiful Winery in New Zealand where he successfully introduced and expanded the brand’s global distribution. He also held several prominent sales leadership roles in the wine industry with acclaimed companies like Aveniu Brands, Joel Gott Wines, DFV Wines, Robert Mondavi Wine Company and Southern Wine & Spirits (now Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits).

“Chuck has sales expertise to strengthen Hahn Family Wines’ position as a family-owned, estate-driven producer of luxury wines,” said Tony Baldini, president of Hahn Family Wines. “He shares our passion for building quality distribution and equity for the long term. Chuck’s experience with all tiers and channels will help us continue our sales growth and equip our sales team for the opportunities of tomorrow.”

Last December, the 2014 Hahn SLH Pinot Noir—Hahn’s flagship luxury Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands—was named to the Wine Spectator “Top 100” list. Also, three 2014 vintage wines from Hahn’s Lucienne brand—the winery’s single-vineyard Pinot Noir program—earned nearly a dozen 90-plus point reviews from Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Advocate and Vinous.

About Hahn Family Wines

Hahn Family Wines is a family-owned winery located in the Santa Lucia Highlands (SLH) appellation of Monterey County, California. Founders Nicolaus (Nicky) and Gaby Hahn purchased land in Monterey County in the late 1970s and have made wine in SLH for more than 35 years (since 1980). Early on, Nicky Hahn saw the wine grape growing potential of SLH, and in 1988 he spearheaded efforts to establish SLH as an American Viticulture Area. Today, Hahn Family Wines owns one of the largest shares of planted vines in the region, equaling more than 650 SLH vineyard acres that range in elevation from 200 to 1,200 feet. The vineyards offer a diverse selection of terroir for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other grape varieties. The brands of Hahn Family Wines include Hahn SLH, Hahn, Lucienne, Smith & Hook and Boneshaker.

For more information, visit www.hahnwines.com. Follow Hahn Family Wines on Facebook (@HahnFamilyWines), Twitter (@HahnWines) and Instagram (@HahnWines)



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